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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Making meaning through midrash: A d’var Torah for Chayei Sarah

Making meaning through midrash: A d’var Torah for Chayei Sarah

Rabbi Rachel K. BearmanPublished November 18, 2022

This week’s Torah Portion, Chayei Sarah, introduces us to Isaac and Rebecca’s love story. I have always been interested in Isaac and Rebecca’s relationship, and a few years ago, I used the medium of midrash to dive more deeply into their story....

Rabbi Neal Rose

From tent to sacred domain

By Rabbi Neal RosePublished November 11, 2020

Inter-generationality is the major theme of this week’s Torah reading, Chayei Sarah.  The narrative begins with the death and burial of our matriarch, Sarah.  It then continues highlighting the marriage of Isaac and Rebeccah, the inheritors of the...

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